Ms. Abisola Gbotoso, Chief Education Officer, Lagos State Education District 2, Aidevo Odu-Thomas, Company Secretary, Etisalat Nigeria, Seyi Shay, Guest Artiste, Yetunde Okunniyi, Deputy Director of Education, Lagos State Education District V1 and CSR Manager, Etisalat Nigeria, Oyetola Oduyemi at the Etisalat Nigeria Career Counseling Day.
Over 7000 students have benefitted from the Etisalat Career Counseling Programme as the 13th edition of the event aimed at contributing to the development of the education sector of the nation holds in Lagos.
Etisalat Nigeria, in partnership with the Lagos Empowerment & Resource Network (LEARN), recently held a Career Counseling programme for students from selected public schools in Lagos State as one the Etisalat's numerous Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
The programme provides a platform for employees of the company to impact the lives of students in public schools across the nation with needed tools and guidance for their future.
Speaking about the initiative, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, represented by the Company Secretary, Etisalat Nigeria, Aidevo Odu-Thomas, noted that the initiative is designed to guide students through the process of making quality career decisions. “The choice of a career path is a decision that many have made mistakes about overtime and at Etisalat we are committed to making sure we equip the Nigerian youth with the skills, nuggets and doctrines needed to excel after school. Career counselling is one of our numerous initiatives targeted at making sure students are able to develop their potentials and deliver optimally in the labour market,” he said.
Also speaking at the event was the Tutor General / Permanent Secretary for Lagos State Education District II, Titilayo Solarin who was represented by the District’s Chief Education Officer, Abisola Gbotoso. She applauded Etisalat for this initiative and referred to it as a timely investment that will augment the Government’s efforts at brightening the future of the students through quality education.
The schools in attendance at the Career Counseling Programme include Army Cantonment Junior Secondary School; Army Cantonment Senior Secondary School; Army Children Junior Secondary School; Army Children Senior Secondary School; Community Junior High School, Maryland; Community Senior High School, Maryland; Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Junior Secondary School; Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Senior Secondary School; Mende Junior High School and Mende Senior High School; all in Lagos State.
The 2015 Career Counselling Session featured presentations on various careers such as, Project Management, Engineering & Digitalization, and Law. The students also participated in Spelling Bee and Debate Competitions, which won both the students and the schools exciting prizes.